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$230 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls

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By Todd Northrop

Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $230 million drawing, after nobody won Tuesday's $205 million jackpot.

The cash value stands at a staggering $125.1 million.

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is the accumulation of 16 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner.  The current jackpot run-up started on October 4 as a $12 million grand prize.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

In the latest Mega Millions drawing that took place this past Tuesday night, there was no jackpot winner, but 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Illinois, 2 from New York, and 1 from Texas.

Only the winner from Texas purchased their ticket with the Megaplier option, and because the Megaplier number drawn was 5, they will take home a whopping $5,000,000 cash prize. The Megaplier offers players a chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by the random Megaplier number drawn that evening for an extra $1 per play.

The Megaplier option is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered with the Megaplier is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

A total of 39 tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $5,000 prize. Of those tickets, 7 were sold in California, where the prize awarded this drawing is $5,318.

The Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, November 26, 2013, were 27, 44, 59, 74, and 75, with Mega Ball number 3. The Megaplier number was 5.

Following the Tuesday drawing, the Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate was raised $25 million from its previous amount of $205 million. The cash value was raised by $14.5 million, from its previous amount of $110.6 million.

Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 43 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets cost $1 each.

A 44th Mega Millions state may be added in early 2014, as the state of Wyoming has approved a new state lottery with the intention of joining multi-state lottery games. (See Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery, Lottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

The Mega Millions winning numbers are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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Posted: November 27, 2013, 9:00 am - IP Logged

I may need to move my $1billion  prediction to jan 7th or 10th instead of jan 10th or 14th. Jan 7th would be awesome because thats my oldest daughters birthday, and 1 month away from mine.

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    Posted: November 27, 2013, 10:19 am - IP Logged

    For once, there are five second prize winners. Maybe a sign that a lot more players are into it now.

    I'd be a fool to surrender when I know I can be a contender...I C U when U get there - Coolio

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      Posted: November 27, 2013, 11:07 am - IP Logged

      P.S. The winning $5 million ticket in Texas was a free quick pick. The lottery is running a promotion.

      Although technically not "free" since it required an initial purchase, I'm sure it made the win that much sweeter.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the payoff does.

      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

      2013: -35.14% (158 tickets) || 2014: +78.57% (5 tickets)

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        Posted: November 27, 2013, 11:17 am - IP Logged

        P.S. The winning $5 million ticket in Texas was a free quick pick. The lottery is running a promotion.

        Although technically not "free" since it required an initial purchase, I'm sure it made the win that much sweeter.

        Yeah I just cought that on Tx Lottery's website. You have to buy $10 MM on one tic and you get a free tic w/ megaplier. I haven't played that much myself, but it's pretty cool that it was a free tic.

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Posted: November 27, 2013, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah I just cought that on Tx Lottery's website. You have to buy $10 MM on one tic and you get a free tic w/ megaplier. I haven't played that much myself, but it's pretty cool that it was a free tic.

          I wonder if those 10 MM lines on one ticket are QPs because Ohio had a similar promotion on one of its games a few years ago but the play slips only had five boards.  The only way you could buy 10 lines on one ticket was to ask for ten QPs.

          Even though today you can play 10 lines on their Classic Lotto play slips there are only five boards on it and any addition lines have to be quick picks.

          * Thoses who can, do * 
          * thoses who can't, just talk *
          Roll Eyes 

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            Posted: November 27, 2013, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

            I wonder if those 10 MM lines on one ticket are QPs because Ohio had a similar promotion on one of its games a few years ago but the play slips only had five boards.  The only way you could buy 10 lines on one ticket was to ask for ten QPs.

            Even though today you can play 10 lines on their Classic Lotto play slips there are only five boards on it and any addition lines have to be quick picks.

            I was wondering that myself. I've been buying our pool tics. $12 worth, but I have picked the numbers lately, and I don't buy the megaplier. I haven't got the free tic, so I think to get the free tic I have to buy 5 tics w/ the megaplier to equal $10, to qualify for the freebie.

            CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

            A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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              Posted: November 27, 2013, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

              $230 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rollsParty

                               

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                Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                We all deserve a chance to win...Smash

                Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                  Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                  We all deserve a chance to win...Smash

                  Everyone who buys a ticket deserves a chance to win but I'm sure if two or three hundred players matched all six numbers for the same drawing none of them would be a very happy winner.

                  * Thoses who can, do * 
                  * thoses who can't, just talk *
                  Roll Eyes 

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                    Posted: November 27, 2013, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                    I spent $2 .......... that is enough

                    I am hoping for the 1st Mega Millions Jackpot winner for Pennsylvania

                    1 Ticket .......... 1 Winner

                    Noel

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                      Posted: November 27, 2013, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                      IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS, PLEASE PLAY IT WITH MEGAPLIER!!!. We all know that winning $1M 2nd prize is better than nothing. Keeping mega millions mind-numbing odds in mind, I cringe when people win the 2nd prize, but never bothered to add the megaplier. Take last night's drawing for instance, with a megaplier of X5, that's $1M instead of $5M  or Turkeyinstead of TurkeyTurkeyTurkeyTurkeyTurkey. With the extra $4M, you can put a lot of turkeys on the table, for the homeless shelter,  do a lot of good in the community, solve a lot of  problems for you and your loved ones, not to mention, buy a few shiny toys after taxes, of course and still have money in the bank. But you didn't spend the extra dollar to add the megaplier did you? Now you are sitting in the corner, sulking like a needy little grown-a$$ baby, holding a drumstick in your hand, muttering obscenities under your breath, all because you thought you were smart and didn't add the megaplier and now you feel like a ding-dong. Too bad you screwed up and good luck next time. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

                      Seekand ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                        Posted: November 27, 2013, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                        Maybe just maybe we might have a few more rolls, it is the holiday season. The jackpot did get up there a holiday season ago!.....lol

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                          Posted: November 27, 2013, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Skepticalthink I might wait a drawing and two more

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                            Posted: November 27, 2013, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                            IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS, PLEASE PLAY IT WITH MEGAPLIER!!!. We all know that winning $1M 2nd prize is better than nothing. Keeping mega millions mind-numbing odds in mind, I cringe when people win the 2nd prize, but never bothered to add the megaplier. Take last night's drawing for instance, with a megaplier of X5, that's $1M instead of $5M  or Turkeyinstead of TurkeyTurkeyTurkeyTurkeyTurkey. With the extra $4M, you can put a lot of turkeys on the table, for the homeless shelter,  do a lot of good in the community, solve a lot of  problems for you and your loved ones, not to mention, buy a few shiny toys after taxes, of course and still have money in the bank. But you didn't spend the extra dollar to add the megaplier did you? Now you are sitting in the corner, sulking like a needy little grown-a$$ baby, holding a drumstick in your hand, muttering obscenities under your breath, all because you thought you were smart and didn't add the megaplier and now you feel like a ding-dong. Too bad you screwed up and good luck next time. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

                            "IF YOU WANT TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS, PLEASE PLAY IT WITH MEGAPLIER!!!."

                            Sorry no can do, will not do.

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                            * thoses who can't, just talk *
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